Check out our guide for the best 2014 Halloween parties in San Diego. San Diego has some really spooktacular Halloween parties & events from Downtown Gaslamp to Carlsbad with something for everyone. It is time to make plans for where you’ll be partying in your costume this year with all of your favorite ghouls, so here is our list of 2013 Halloween parties in San Diego that are sure to make you scream with excitement:
What: Monsterbash Block Party Downtown, ages 21+
When: Saturday October 26th, 6PM to Midnight
Where: Downtown San Diego
Description: Come celebrate the year’s most frightful holiday at San Diego’s premiere Halloween block party. Prepare for streets packed with the liveliest costumes! There is plenty to see and do including a $5000 costume contest, lots of live music and entertainment, 4 stages, and more. Do not forget to get tickets in advance! General Admission tickets get you no cover charges and drink specials at over 30 Gaslamp and East Village hotspots and a free ride home using the Designated Driver Program.
When: October 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Where: Hotel Del Coronado
Description: The haunted Hotel Del is the site of one of the premier Halloween parties in San Diego, the Hallo-wine and Spirits party! This adults-only party includes wine tasting, adult trick-or-treating, dinner, dancing and even a giant pumpkin-carving demonstration.
When: Friday November 1st & Saturday November 2nd 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
Where: Old Town, San Diego
Description: When you think of Halloween events in San Diego, it’s almost impossible to not think of Dia de los Muertos. The holiday is actually celebrated during the two days immediately after Halloween and is meant as a celebration of the dead and their spirits. Due to San Diego’s large Latino population, Dia de los Muertos celebrations are popular throughout the city, and none are bigger than the one held at Old Town.
When: Saturday October 26th 8pm
Description: Enjoy 3 floors, 4 venues, 15 Djs at one of San Diego’s most iconic lounges.
When: Thursday October 31st 9PM
Description: Hard Rock Hotel is hosting Halloween at their iconic hotel lounge in the Gaslamp, with live music and Djs.
When: Saturday, October 26th 2013, 9pm to 2am
Description: This costumed party boasts two dance floors and live music by DJ Fingaz, Dynamiq, Kaotik, and Joosebox.
When: Saturday October 26th, 9pm-1am
Where: 333 West Harbor Drive
Description: 3 decks and 4 Djs and enough room to dance your costume on the biggest yacht party of the year.
When: Thursday October 31st, 7:30pm-10:30pm
Where: Downtown, San Diego
Description: Embark on the Halloween Boo’s Cruise, come dressed to trick or treat then dance the night away to your favorite tunes. Cruise is 2 hours with live bands cocktails, and a costume contest.
When: Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26 – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m
Description: Ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses alike will love this scary storytelling session aboard the Star of India as storytellers reveal the eerie legends of the past and tales of ghostly encounters. Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, and creepy treats will be handed out to all who attend.
Cost:16 per ticket for adults, $8 per ticket for kids 4-12, kids 3 and under free
When: Friday Sept. 27th Saturday through November 2nd
Where: Downtown, San Diego
Description: Zombie clowns, hanging out with Jason from “Friday the 13th,” riding on something called the “Hellevator” make their home in the Haunted Hotel. It’s all in a day’s work at the scariest annual downtown haunted house.
Where: Downtown San Diego
Description: Enjoy a spirited & entertaining tour built on stories, history, mystery and legends of San Diego’s past. Travel back in time and learn of the spirits of the notorious characters who lived & died in San Diego.
When: Saturday, Oct. 26 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Balboa Park, San Diego
Description: 5th annual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day with over a dozen museums participating. Participating museums will also present special, spooky activities, tours, storytelling and other goodies.
Cost: 12 & under free with Paid Adult
When: Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 – 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Where: San Diego Zoo
Description: Get into the spirit of the Halloween season with a spooky sleepover at the San Diego Zoo led by ghostly camp director, Dr. Zoolittle. Participants get to make their own personalized treat bags and take an exclusive bus tour to visit some scary and strange animals. Families will then settle in for the night at “haunted” Camp Timbuktu where they can partake in a costume parade, ghost stories, dinner, snacks around the campfire and an optional night prowl through the Zoo.
Cost: $139 per adult and $119 per child (ages 4-11), plus Zoo admission for non-members.
When: Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m
Where: Legoland, San Diego
Description: Held every Saturday in October, the Brick-orTreat Party Nights of Legoland keep several special areas of the park open late, including Miniland USA, Land of Adventure and Castle Hill. Activities include a dance party, the “Mail Order Monsters Show,” a live performance from a group called The Witchettes, a magic show and a costume contest.
Cost: Park Admission $59
When: Thursday, Oct. 31
Where: Old Town State Historic Park
Description: Free goodies from merchants at Old Town make this a unique trick-or-treating experience for the family. Kids can enjoy special holiday treats and activities, while parents enjoy extended shopping hours within the park.
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